Saturday, January 31, 2009

Celebrate small successes....

Yes, we got Lauren down for a nap in her crib at 1:15pm today!! This may sound like a little thing, but it's a BIG success at our house today. She has been so off on her sleeping since we've been home that she won't nap until she crashes at about 5pm and then won't go to bed for the night until WAY late.

Also, last night our bed time routine went very well...bath, PJ's, reading and lullaby music and then she actually went into the crib awake with her blankie and was asleep within 15 minutes! It was late (about 10:30pm) because she napped late, but it was a drama free bedtime and I'll take that anytime. Eventually, we'll get her into bed earlier and earlier.

Oh, by the way, don't I look cute today in my panda outfit with the little panda face on my bum...



Also, for Rebecca...I saw her comment about having some questions, but I don't have your e-mail address. Please e-mail me at suzieq1@cox.net...looking forward to hearing from you!

26 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! Way to go! So glad to hear the great news!

I love, love, love the panda outfit! It looks adorable on her!

Anne said...

Oh she is such a cutie! Love the Panda outfit:) Glad the sleeping is getting better!

Scott and Kim said...

Love the outfit!! It looks perfect on little Lauren. Terrific news about the nap and going to bed awake last night. Those are both huge things!

OziMum said...

OOoooo I JUST LOVE THAT PANDA OUTFIT! **drool**

Fantastic news about the nap!

Doreen said...

Happy Days!!!! That outfit is to die for..

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Catherine said...

So happy that your sweetness is beginning to settle and get into a routine.

Adorable little panda pj's.

amyinbc said...

Beautiful to read how she is settling into her new home :) And to hear she is getting the hang of nap time! All the best, Amy

Bobby said...

I've got to get that panda outfit for my little girl! Lauren looks great in them.

hiltonsheadeast said...

Congrats !! Sleep is awesome. She's just beautiful. We cannot wait to meet her in person.

hugs,
Lori**

chicknboy said...

praise God for the little successes! once she gets on a good sleep schedule, things will go even more smoothly! yay for drama free bedtimes. :)

Shannon said...

So good to see all the smiles! Glad things are moving forward positively. The China part is tougher than imagined, isn't it? And the family journey is just getting started! Despite all the trials....oh the joy!!!!!!!! =)

Karsynn's Mommy...Sammi said...

Ok Mom, I'm lovin the bow in the hair! So cute!!!!

Shelley said...
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Shelley said...

Hey, Charlotte has that same outfit. Love Carters!!!

Glad you're continuing to meet milestones in your acclimation. Lauren seems to be adjusting beautifully. You guys are doing a great job, and I'm so happy for you. Another point for Team Lauren ...Yay!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on your success!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA....
Glad Lauren is getting use to the time..
And LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the little panda outfit..
Have a great Sunday..

Karen said...

Hi Donna and Joe!

Lauren is so precious! I love the bathtub pictures...I remember how much Lauren disliked taking a bath in China. What a transformation! I miss you guys!

Karen

a Tonggu Momma said...

So glad y'all are sleeping better!!!! And where, oh where did you get that PANDA OUTFIT?!?!?!!!! (Did you know I'm a panda addict? It's a tad embarrassing.)

Jboo said...

That is a huge accomplishment -- that sleeping takes so long to get straightened out sometimes! She is simply adorable! Love that cute outfit.

Take care.
Janet

redmaryjanes said...

That is wonderful! She looks so cute in her panda pants!

Melissa said...

So happy that things are going better in the sleep department!! She is just adorable and I love hearing all about Lauren!!

Natalie said...

She is so cute. Happy thing are getting better. Good Job.

Made in China said...

Great panda outfit!!!

Cora said...

I have never seen such a cute Panda bottom.
I hope your small successes happen quickly and often.

Christi and Abbey said...

Okay, that outfit is worthy of her cuteness wise!

Stephe said...

Lauren looks ADORABLE in the panda outfit. I must tell you that I loved the video and Giorgia sat here and was saying Yeah along with you guys at Laurens Kisses! It was so cute! Miss ya!!! Stephe